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Learn to speak French like a native in student-friendly Toulouse.

Home to one of the largest universities outside Paris, this vibrant city is part college town, part old-world village. The substantial student population here has spawned interesting music festivals, clubs, and a lively cultural scene. Any night of the week you’ll find something of interest, from clubs serving up jazz, reggae or techno, to cafés hosting poetry readings. Each day you’ll study French intensively at Institut Catholique de Toulouse – a well-known French university, with qualified native French teachers and other international students. You’ll be placed at your level of proficiency and have the chance to progress to a higher-level class every month. Located in the historic and picturesque red-brick downtown area, the study center is easily walkable from famous attractions like the Capitole, Toulouse’s main square, and the Basilica of Saint-Sernin. Outside of class, you’ll spend time practicing your real-world skills – speaking and reading French in markets, cafés, and riverside parks. Your skills will skyrocket as you put them to daily use in and around the Pink City. You’ll have plenty of time to explore museums, eat exquisite pastries, window shop on streets lined with funky and chic boutiques, and soak it all in. You’ll get to see a side of Toulouse that tourists usually miss. Living with a local host family gives you plenty of time to practice French as you prepare and share meals, shop at local markets, and get in tune with the local customs and rhythms of everyday French life.

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